The most visited destination in all of Montenegro, Budva’s history spans over two millennia.
You will hear numerous languages being spoken on Budva’s pebbled shores due to the city’s strong international appeal. In fact, the area’s beaches are some of the most coveted in the Adriatic. The below is a comprehensive list of Budva’s must see shorelines.
Slovenska Plaza is not actually a plaza at all, but Budva’s largest and most popular beach spanning about 5,000 feet. Framed by green hills on all sides and thatched umbrellas scattered along the shore, it is perfect for beach bums and children alike. Relax on Slovenska’s soft, sandy shore, and purchase a refreshing drink or a tasty snack from one of the beach vendors. If you need a break from the heat, wander Slovenska Plaza’s sidewalk which is lined with casual cafes, bars, and restaurants. I recommend choosing your lounge chair and umbrella before 11 a.m. to beat the crowds and gain an optimal people-watching vantage point.
Kamenovo Beach is for those travelers who need a break from, well, everyone. It is easily accessed from the nearby highway, but virtually deserted the farther that you wander down its sandy shoreline. Plus it is completely gorgeous!
All of Montenegro’s beaches are beautiful, but Mogren Beach stands out as a diamond amidst gems. Mogren is actually comprised of two separate beaches, Mogren I and II. They are joined by a small cave-like tunnel which is easily crossed. Framed by chiseled cliffs and lush vegetation, the beach is littered with bright umbrellas, sunbathers, and plenty of drink and snack joints along the boardwalk. You can spend a sunny day tanning on the golden sand, sipping iced coffees, swimming in Mogren’s pristine waters, or bravely diving from Shark’s Rock cliff.
Jaz Beach, with its turquoise waters and pebbly shoreline, gets a shout-out for its appeal to a conglomeration of unique crowds. A portion of the beach is designated as nudist, and there is a lovely campsite for backpackers.
A five-minute’s drive south from Budva will bring you to the picturesque town of Sveti Stefan, a small town at the foot of the Lovcen mountain range. Once a strategic trading port for the ancient Venetian Republic (15th century A.D.), the red roofs, stone facades, and bronze detailing lend themselves to Sveti Stefan’s charm and old world feel. It has been sought out for its unique charm and natural beauty for decades. In fact, famous bombshells who frequented Sveti Stefan include Marylin Monroe and Sophia Loren! Nowadays it remains an exclusive resort town with pristine pebble beaches that line the path from the mainland to the village.
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